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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, August 4, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple takes lion's share of tablet market in Q2: report" Xinhua 9:03 PM
  • "Apple Music Rebrands A List: Alternative Playlist To ALT CTRL" Redmond Pie 8/3
  • "Apple Card customer agreement says no to cryptocurrencies and jailbreaking: You won't be able to buy Bitcoin with your Apple Card, and you'd better not hack the iPhone associated with your account." CNET 8/3
  • "Apple Card can't be used to buy crypto" TechCrunch 8/3
  • "Apple Card customer agreement: use two-factor, no jailbreaking/And no buying Bitcoin." Engadget 8/3
  • "Apple Card Customer Agreement" [15-page PDF]  Goldman Sachs 8/2
  • "Goldman Sachs Makes Apple Card Customer Agreement Available Ahead of Upcoming Apple Card Launch" MacRumors 8/2
  • "Apple Card Customer Agreement goes live on Goldman Sachs' website ahead of August launch, warns about jailbreaking" 9to5Mac 8/2
  • "Read the fine print of Apple Card's customer agreement" AppleInsider 8/2
  • "Apple Card will not allow purchase of cryptocurrencies" Reuters 8/2
  • "Apple Drops Barclays Card Rewards Deal Ahead of Goldman Launch"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/2
  • "Apple vs. VirnetX legal battle still raging over $439.8 million FaceTime ruling" AppleInsider 8/2
  • "Apple loses FaceTime patent appeal again. And again. And again. And again. And again... yes, it's the fifth time" The Register 8/2
  • "Exclusive: Foxconn eyes sale of $8.8 billion China plant amid trade war woes - sources" Reuters 8/2
  • "Apple supplier Sharp tumbles as trade gloom offsets Vietnam plant plans" Reuters 8/2
  • "Apple Music Rebrands Alternative Playlist as 'ALT CTRL' With Haim, Billie Eilish & More 'Left-Of-Center Tunes'" Billboard 8/2
  • "Verizon intros new batch of 'unlimited' plans, including four with Apple Music" AppleInsider 8/2
Non-Apple News
  • "Showtime president 'unveils' new service called Showtime Maxi+ Plus" BGR 2:33 PM
  • "Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down (again): It's continuing a string of outages that have plagued the services." Engadget 2:26 PM
  • "YouTube tests UI changes for video autoplay function" Neowin 8:25 AM
  • "HTC's standalone VR kit will stream PC content via WiFi: But you'll need to be a Viveport Infinity subscriber." Engadget 7:06 AM
  • "E3 Website Accidentally Doxed Contact Info for 2,000 Journalists" PC Magazine 8/3
  • "StockX hack reportedly stole 6.8 million records" Engadget 8/3
  • "Half of all Google Chrome extensions have fewer than 16 installs" ZDNet 8/3
  • "Here's why Nintendo Switch consoles keep frying: Blame nonstandard design elements that exist in both Nintendo's and third parties' docks." Ars Technica 8/3
  • "Update on Qualcomm's two Ninth Circuit antitrust appeals: delays in FTC case due to complexity; consumer class responds to certification appeal" Foss Patents 8/3
  • "Facebook to admit ownership of Instagram, WhatsApp in hard-to-read small-print" TechCrunch 8/3
  • "Facebook begins adding its name to some screens on Instagram" Reuters 8/2
  • "Amazon now lets you stop human review of your Alexa recordings: The change quickly follows moves by Apple and Google to suspend their own human reviews." CNET 8/2
  • "Facebook defends decision not to ban fake news from politicians" Engadget 8/2
  • "Peter Thiel slammed Google in a scathing New York Times op-ed, but failed to mention that he works for and invests in the search giant's rivals" Business Insider 8/2
  • "Fortnite Fortunes and Freakouts: Parents Grapple With an Obsession" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/2
  • "FCC bans spoofed text messages and international robocalls" Engadget 8/2
  • "Amazon says French digital tax will hit consumers, small firms" Reuters 8/2
  • "Google confirms 'Play Pass' subscription service for Android apps: Screenshots show $4.99 a month service for 'hundreds' of apps and games." Ars Technica 8/2
  • "Hundreds of bees drop dead around '5G towers' in California" Daily Star (UK) 8/2
  • "A professional hacker reveals the top security mistake people make online — and it's something you probably do every day" Business Insider 8/2
  • "Verizon makes minor changes to its mobile plans, continues to pretend they're 'unlimited'" Android Police 8/2
  • "Your phone can translate text in 88 languages" [Video] CNET 8/2
  • "China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns." MIT Technology Review 8/2
  • "The PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 48: Adventures with Dan Bailey" Kirkville 8/3
  • "Bootleg Bathwater – The TouchArcade Show #410" Touch Arcade 8/2
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Apple doom, and Maps in iOS 13" The Loop 8/2
  • "Suspending Siri Grading, MacBook Saga Ends – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-02" The Mac Observer 8/2
  • "Vergecast: Apple's earnings report, face unlock for the Pixel 4, and the SMART Act" The Verge 8/2
  • "Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris On The New Version of LumaFusion" MacVoices 8/2
  • "Apple's working on something BIG... this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8/2
  • "Apple listens to Siri, Apple's $53.8B quarter & more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8/2